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Very Fine Wine® Weigela

Weigela florida 'SMNWFDFPD'

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Very Fine Wine Weigela (Weigela florida 'SMNWFDFPD') at Gertens

Very Fine Wine® Weigela flowers

Very Fine Wine® Weigela flowers

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Very Fine Wine Weigela (Weigela florida 'SMNWFDFPD') at Gertens

Very Fine Wine® Weigela

Very Fine Wine® Weigela

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 inches

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Brand:  Proven Winners


This extraordinary, heavy blooming variety forms a low mounded shrub with deep burgundy-purple foliage all season; rose pink trumpet-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies in spring; fantastic cold hardiness; ideal for the mixed garden border

Ornamental Features

Very Fine Wine® Weigela features showy clusters of rose trumpet-shaped flowers with pink overtones along the branches in late spring, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds. It has attractive burgundy foliage with hints of deep purple. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of deep purple and in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Very Fine Wine® Weigela is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Very Fine Wine® Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Very Fine Wine® Weigela will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. To help this plant achive its best flowering performance, periodically apply a flower-boosting fertilizer from early spring through into the active growing season. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Very Fine Wine® Weigela makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

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Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Screening  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features